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Methamphetamine use explodes on reservation

Arrests related to methamphetamine use have grown by 100 percent in the last five years, a Navajo Nation police officer says.

The tribe has no law against the sale, possession or manufacture of the drug. "Right now we don't have anything to charge the person we find with meth unless we go to the feds," said Greg Secatero, a criminal investigator, told The New York Times.

The Navajo Nation Council is being asked to add meth to the books. The measure was tabled earlier last month but will probably be considered this spring.

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Growing Meth Use on Navajo Land Brings Call for Tribal Action (The New York Times 2/7)

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